SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 132 - TRAFFIC ABATEMENT PLAN
(Adopted 5/25/77: Rev. Effective 12/17/97)

(a) The Traffic Abatement Plan shall be in two parts: Abatement plans prepared by the operators of the facilities or operations, pursuant to Subdivision (c) and an abatement plan for other operations prepared by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

(b) Facilities or operations subject to traffic abatement measures (in order to prevent an episode) include the following:
 

  1. Facilities with 1,000 or more parking spaces, including shopping centers.
  2. Operations with 50 or more fleet vehicles under common ownership or control and dispatched from the same or contiguous properties within San Diego County. (Rev. Effective 12/17/97)
  3. Governmental agencies employing more than 100 persons per shift at one business address.
  4. Industrial or commercial businesses employing more than 100 persons per shift at one business address.

(c) Persons owning, operating or responsible for facilities or operations listed in (b) above shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer, on request, plans for the immediate abatement of motor vehicle traffic on declaration of a episode. Plans shall be submitted within 45 days after notification that such plans are required. The plans shall be in three parts, one part for each episode. Implementation of the Stage I plan shall be voluntary. The plans shall be reviewed by the Air Pollution Control Officer within an additional 45 days and approved, or disapproved, or disapproved and returned to the person for revision within a specified time, or modified by the Air Pollution Control Officer to comply with this rule. Any disapproval or modification by the Air Pollution Control Officer is reviewable by the Hearing Board pursuant to Regulation V. Plans required by this rule shall include the following:
 

  1. Name and location of the facility.
  2. Number of employees.
  3. The number of employee vehicles used in commuting and the total average daily commute miles.
  4. The number of company or agency vehicles and employee vehicles used for company or agency business by type (gasoline or diesel) and the total average daily mileage of each type.
  5. The minimum number of vehicles used for company or agency business that need to be operated for 1) protection of public health and safety, and 2) performance of emergency services.
  6. Procedures for briefing employees regarding the plan requirements.
  7. Procedures for notifying employees and individuals responsible for abatement plan requirements, at each episode stage.
  8. The names and telephone numbers of a person and alternates to contact in case abatement is necessary.
  9. The measures to be taken to decrease public patronage in the event of the declaration a day in advance or far enough in advance for the public to be reached.
  10. The measures to be taken to decrease the number of employee vehicles used in commuting in the event of the declaration of an episode a day in advance or far enough in advance for employees to be reached before they leave for work.
  11. The measures to be taken to decrease the operations of vehicles used for company or agency business in the event of declaration of an episode.
  12. An estimate of the reduction of miles traveled that will be made through decreasing employee and company vehicle travel, and an estimate of the decrease in public patronage, when the plan is used during an episode.
  13. The name of the official person responsible for implementing the plan.
  14. Provisions for a report, upon the Air Pollution Control Officer's request, after an episode or air pollution disaster, of the plan's effectiveness, to include the following:
  1.  Other information that may be required by the Air Pollution Control Officer to improve the source's plan effectiveness.

(d) Plans submitted to the Air Pollution Control Officer, pursuant to Section (c) of this rule shall be updated upon the Air Pollution Control Officer's request. Such requests shall occur no sooner than eighteen months from the date of the last plan or update approval.
(Rev. Effective 12/17/97)